525CCA? Booo, I've got just over 900
I'm confused by the problem, sounds to me the error lies in the ingition switch and the signal it sends to the solenoid. MOre of a + issue than a GND issue.
You are just putting 12 volts to the solenoid with your little "add on" switch right? And all that guy does is come straight from the batery. Well that is all the ignition switch subsystem does, only it has mechanical prevention for safety (nuetral safety and such) that is on the column. Toss in the fuse box and you have a paper trail on your hands.
I once had the SAME problem, only it was my main power wire that lead into the cab (and hence powered the ingition switch & solenoid). Some moron twisted together two 10 gauige pieces of wire. Corrosion got the best of it and current draw creative a very ERRATIC open.
-good luck JW
71' 3880# with me. Big Block 402, Merlin oval heads, 10.2:1CR, TH400, 3.73 posi,
1/8th: 8.2 @ 86.8mph
1/4: 12.7 @ 107.8mph (1.93 sixty foot)
--have pulled a 1.85 sixty foot (before street tires or course).
Picture of me roasting the tires and other guy stuff
Video of me staging (smoke of course)
[This message has been edited by BB_Mike (edited 09-24-2001).]